How do you show appreciation?

Showing appreciation is an essential part of a relationship. So much so that the lack of appreciation can lead to insecurities, conflicts, and eventually fall out. This can happen regardless if it’s between family members, friends, colleagues, or an intimate…

How to give feedback

When it comes to giving feedback, I’m a love or hate kind of person. I love helping others by supporting their development but it does come with a bit of backlash… Giving feedback is a tricky situation. There are a…

Why Every Day Should Be Valentine’s Day

Gentlemen (and ladies) before you freak out (or get too excited), I am not saying you HAVE TO take your significant other to expensive dinners, plan elaborate scavenger hunts reminiscing every milestone you had, or propose every day. No. All…

3 Hard Lessons about Life That You Learn from Dating

When it comes to dating and relationship, there are a lot of hard life lessons that all we must go through in order to grow and truly understand ourselves as an individual and as someone’s partner. We’ve all been through…

Letting Go of Unhealthy Friendships

A couple of months ago, I wrote about how important it was for us to spend our time wisely. Time is a highly valuable resource that should only be given and shared diligently. With that being said, we should be hyperconscious and…

If I didn’t love myself

If I didn’t love myself, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I wouldn’t be able to push myself to try new things. I would learn that being comfortable is what’s most important and that self-growth doesn’t matter. I would…

Happy birthday! An Open Letter to My Younger Self

Dear 22 year old Melissa, HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRL! Last night was rough, I know! Your best friend really got you good! She feed you drink after drink but at least you know, she would always take good care of you. It’s…

Ladies, you’re sexiest in…. and when…

A while back, I polled a few of my fashionista girlfriends about what are a few of their turn-ons and turn off when it comes to men’s wear. Well, fellas, it’s payback time! This time, I polled a few gentlemen and dappers…

Vulnerability

In the simplest way, being vulnerable means opening yourself up. It means opening up to someone and giving them the ability to hurt you, whether it’s physically or emotionally. Sounds like it could be pretty dangerous right? So why do…

What it feels like to think you’re falling in love

You look back on how the two of you met and you can’t help but laugh to yourself. Let’s be honest, you didn’t think that moment would have meant anything, until now. It wasn’t until now, after enough that has happened for…

Let’s break up. It’s not you, it’s me. Kind of…

Break ups are never fun. Whether you’re the one that’s breaking up with your partner or the one that’s getting dumped, they both suck! There’s never an easy way to break someone’s heart. And no, just because I’m a woman, I do…

What happened to romance?

 The idea of “dating” has transformed more in the past decade than in the last fifty years. With the rise of the hook up culture, young men and women are open to participating in consensual sex and labels of “boyfriend”…

Don’t tell me to lower my standards

With today’s world of online culture and strong desires for instant gratifications, dating and relationships have completely changed. For better or for worse, it all varies on personal opinions and preferences. The rise of the hookup culture and postponed marriages has made…

Why do we stay with people we don’t like?

Every since I was a little, I found the interactions between boys and girls incredibly interesting. I was fascinated by how they manipulated each other to acquire a desirable outcome. What struck me the most was when I grew older,…

Fellas, this is how your girlfriend wants you to dress

Okay, confession time! I have a serious weak spot for well-dressed men. Anything from a well-tailored business suit to a guy having the confidence to rock a bow tie & pocket square makes me weak in the knees! I tend to have…

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